MEDIA RELEASE: FFAW Responds to 2020 DFO 3Ps Cod Stock Assessment

Nov 20, 2020

November 20, 2020 – For years, fish harvesters on the South Coast of Newfoundland and Labrador have been vocal about declining


MEDIA RELEASE: DFO Closes Atlantic Mackerel Fishery as an Abundance of Mackerel Reached the Northeast Coast

Nov 14, 2020

November 14, 2020 – FFAW is calling on DFO to revise its approach to mackerel science so that a true understanding


MEDIA RELEASE: FFAW Calls for Halt to Acquisition of Quinlan Brothers by Royal Greenland

Sep 22, 2020

The elimination of Quinlan Brothers as competition means that three large processing companies now control approximately 75% of all fish processing in the province, and close to 85% of the lucrative shellfish processing in the province.


Project to Collect Lost Fishing Gear Kicks Off in Bay St. George

Sep 3, 2020

This week kicked off a two-year project by FFAW-Unifor to retrieve lost fishing gear around the province as part of a larger national effort to remove ghost gear from Canadian waters.


MEDIA RELEASE: FFAW-Unifor Welcomes New Premier and Fisheries Minister

Aug 19, 2020

“What is needed most right now is a champion for our province’s inshore fisheries that will stand up for harvesters and work to strengthen the wild fishery which is the backbone of rural Newfoundland and Labrador,” says Sullivan.


MEDIA RELEASE: DFO Releases Cod Harvest Plan, Ignores Input from Harvesters

Jul 27, 2020

“This is the worst economic situation our fishery has seen since the cod moratorium. Instead of finding ways to ease the burden on our coastal communities, DFO’s actions are only making it more difficult for inshore harvesters to keep their heads above water,” says Sullivan.


DFO Signs Over Yellowtail to USA, Refuses Access to Inshore Harvesters

Jul 24, 2020

The federal government should not be handing over yellowtail to another country while Newfoundland and Labrador harvesters have no access to the resource. It is the responsibility of the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans to reallocate the quota in order to give inshore harvesters access.


Harvesters Call on DFO to Immediately Release Cod Fishery Harvest Plan

Jul 22, 2020

Harvesters are unable to make important preparations for the upcoming fishery as they lack the crucial information, such as opening dates and gear limits, contained within DFO’s harvest plan.


4R Harvesters Hold Meeting on Shrimp Fishery

Jul 20, 2020

Shrimp harvesters in 4R held a meeting in Anchor Point today to decide whether to fish at a price below the negotiated price of $1.08/lb while processors in the province refuse to purchase shrimp, illegally locking out inshore shrimp harvesters. 


MEDIA RELEASE: Inadequate Assessment by DFO Leaves Harvesters with Rollover for 2020 Cod Catch Limits

Jul 8, 2020

The rollover is a result of an inadequate assessment that failed to take into account important data as well as harvester observations – the result of which will have dire impacts on an already suffering inshore fishery.   

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